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stage15 dahlia
stage15 dahlia
29 November 2015

Outdoor Extension Tables - Melbourne

Outdoor Extension Tables - Melbourne

Has anyone seen an outdoor 4 seater table that extends to 6-8 seater in Melbourne? Ikea has one but I would like something different. Plenty of 6 to 8-12 seaters around.…

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stage15 dahlia
Nov 29, 2015 7:33 am
kkeeley
kkeeley
27 November 2015

Ironbark Decking Sealing

Ironbark Decking Sealing

Hi, I'm in the process of constructing my decking and I'm about to start laying the ironbark decking, I've chosen to use 86x19mm decking. My question is when should I…

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kkeeley
Nov 27, 2015 9:32 am
catjim
catjim
22 November 2015

Removing Colorbond Garden Shed

Removing Colorbond Garden Shed

Hubby said to drill the head with a drill slightly bigger than the original hole and the head should fall off.

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catjim
Nov 22, 2015 4:22 pm
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Marther222
Nov 22, 2015 7:38 am
hibiscusrose
hibiscusrose
22 November 2015

slug & snail trap enquiry.

slug & snail trap enquiry.

Does anyone know where I can obtain one of this type of slug/snail traps…

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hibiscusrose
Nov 22, 2015 12:01 am
hibiscusrose
cliffo
cliffo
19 November 2015

Under House Screening Options

Under House Screening Options

Hi All, I've bought a house and will be wanting to screen off the under house section to keep the dog from getting under there and rolling around in to the dirt. I was…

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cliffo
Nov 19, 2015 8:01 pm
becobi
becobi
12 November 2015

Travertine Tiles - water based or solvent based sealers?

Travertine Tiles - water based or solvent based sealers?

I know this is an old post but I would love to know what you ended up doing? i am in this same dilemma at the moment..

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becobi
Nov 12, 2015 4:22 pm
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
9 November 2015

Artificial turfing and drain vents

Artificial turfing and drain vents

Try and pull up (even distribution) while…

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MadamImAdam
Nov 09, 2015 2:38 pm
ROSE2015
ROSE2015
4 November 2015

Front landscape and Drivepath quote

Front landscape and Drivepath quote

I think thats a pretty fair price for the driveway and path (assuming its around 6m x 6m plus a path?) so you're probably best going with the…

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ROSE2015
Nov 04, 2015 8:42 am
hillbilly
hillbilly
2 November 2015

Outdoor Kitchen materials and regulations???

Outdoor Kitchen materials and regulations???

Usually BBQs have a total of 3 feet area. It is advisable to maintain 20 feet distance

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hillbilly
Nov 02, 2015 5:06 pm
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bashworth
Oct 22, 2015 9:30 pm
bashworth
Crazyk
Crazyk
16 October 2015

Outdoor Screen for Alfresco area.

Outdoor Screen for Alfresco area.

The ziplock I've seen you can lock them at varying heights They do look good too, the freedom ones that is

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Crazyk
Oct 16, 2015 2:19 pm
Crazyk
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 October 2015

Is this quote for timber fence a rip off?

Is this quote for timber fence a rip off?

Rule 1 - always get 3 quotes. But - its hard to comment without knowing what the fence is like. It sounds high for a simple wooden fence. Are you only paying half ?

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Saint Mike
Oct 07, 2015 2:57 pm
Saint Mike
MnT
MnT
22 September 2015

Alfresco - Retractable louvre roof ('vergola') Vs Skylight?

Alfresco - Retractable louvre roof ('vergola') Vs Skylight?

It was a while ago now probably 7 years ago. It was a decent size with a gable, we were quoted supply & install $21k but my husband ended up installing it himself so…

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MnT
Sep 22, 2015 9:43 pm
MnT
ChrisandPolly
ChrisandPolly
20 September 2015

decking ideas - keep spa or remove?

decking ideas - keep spa or remove?

Hi everyone, This is my 1st post to the forum, and I must say there is a wealth of knowledge here! My wife and I have bought a new house and there is an in ground spa…

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ChrisandPolly
Sep 20, 2015 9:58 am
clairesmith
clairesmith
10 September 2015

Bore Rip off!!!

Bore Rip off!!!

I mean that for supposedly the same pump (using info that was on the invoice) the other pumps were all under what he quoted me. And the 3 phase and higher horse power…

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clairesmith
Sep 10, 2015 8:58 pm
bpratt
bpratt
4 September 2015

Shed colour. Please Help

Shed colour. Please Help

If it is going to be more than just a dumping ground for your outdoor stuff, get a light colour like surfmist or even classic cream. All the dark colours will turn it in…

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bpratt
Sep 04, 2015 9:43 am
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Carport roof: Colorbond or Aluminium

Carport roof: Colorbond or Aluminium

Steel is the standard and most cost effective. Stratco has the biggest range around

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 9:54 pm
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Insulated roof

Insulated roof

Best patio roof by Far. It looks like an extension of the home and has a ceiling appearance. You can dress it up with Downlights or with a specific beam and post Check…

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 9:52 pm
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Colorbond Fence Costs

Colorbond Fence Costs

Yep sounds about right

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 9:38 pm
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Stratco or Shademaster?

Stratco or Shademaster?

Stratco by far. More comprehensive system, better engineering, better warranty and been in business for 50+ years!

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 9:37 pm
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Another Verandah question - quotes + drainage (roof slope)

Another Verandah question - quotes + drainage (roof slope)

The person who suggested the first option has no idea and would lead to a visual bad and hydraulically bad design. The suggested Stratco method is exactly right. I would…

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 9:36 pm
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Aluminium posts set in concrete

Aluminium posts set in concrete

Most patio builders will put a bag over the end of the posts to insulate the post from direct contact with Aluminium. The suggestion they have made is perfectly ok but…

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 9:25 pm
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Flat/Gable Verandah roofing and guttering

Flat/Gable Verandah roofing and guttering

Rear infill options are usually: - Polycarb sheeting horizontally in Corro - Twinwall Polycarb - FC sheeting The first 2 are the best due to light transmission with the…

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 9:23 pm
LN28
LN28
3 September 2015

Curious About Fencing

Curious About Fencing

Your local council website normally has a way to approach these situations

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LN28
Sep 03, 2015 9:16 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
3 September 2015

yet another decking oil/stain question

yet another decking oil/stain question

As a side note the deck was left uncoated for about 6 months before we put the sikkens on (thats how long it took us to build it lol ) and then it was sanded and then…

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xxkatxx
Sep 03, 2015 6:43 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
28 August 2015

Battering V Retaining Walls

Battering V Retaining Walls

Hi 1st-timer Photos or images would help? What are you soil conditions like and will you be exposing the builder to liability if the…

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1st-timers
Aug 28, 2015 9:21 am
sara.alag
sara.alag
12 August 2015

Concrete over soakwells?

Concrete over soakwells?

Hi there, We are based in Perth and have 3 soakells in our front lawn area. We are hoping to have planter boxes and some stairs at the front of the house but it looks…

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sara.alag
Aug 12, 2015 1:33 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
12 August 2015

Bearers?

Bearers?

Yes you can use different bearers but at the same time overdoing on the bearers is not a bad thing considering you could potentially avoid the "bounce". As long as you…

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Adam.M
Aug 12, 2015 11:07 am
1st-timers
1st-timers
12 August 2015

Awkward Placement Of Retaining Wall

Awkward Placement Of Retaining Wall

Just had a prelim meeting with our builders. After inspecting our site and getting soil tests and contour surveys done they have said we will need a retaining wall along…

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1st-timers
Aug 12, 2015 10:47 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
28 July 2015

Building a deck

Building a deck

I know this doesn't help but the reason why you can not get get a straight answer is because the regulations for sizes goes up to 1 meter off the ground. 1.2m means you…

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Adam.M
Jul 28, 2015 1:32 pm
goody59
goody59
28 July 2015

Planting Trees on an easement

Planting Trees on an easement

As far as root damege to sewers new developments (with Clay pipes) are normally less of a problem than older properties that have clay…

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goody59
Jul 28, 2015 10:28 am
goody59
Sarah3456
Sarah3456
23 July 2015

Alfresco - what will it fit?

Alfresco - what will it fit?

Thanks both - that's really helpful. Photos really help me visualise. I think as your a metre longer tbrown we should go the extra metre wide to stop us being squeezed…

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Sarah3456
Jul 23, 2015 8:10 am
crash76
crash76
24 June 2015

Help on how to build a timber framed corrugated fence.

Help on how to build a timber framed corrugated fence.

HI, I am after some advice and guidance on how to build a timber framed corrugated fence. I am wanting to use large posts such as 150 x 150 or 200 x 200, and have a mini…

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crash76
Jun 24, 2015 12:51 pm
djlanceuppercut
djlanceuppercut
17 June 2015

Gabion Baskets.

Gabion Baskets.

For anyone looking for assistance with gabion baskets in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast, check out www.gabionbasketsqueensland.com for a local supplier. The…

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djlanceuppercut
Jun 17, 2015 9:58 pm
Josie26
Josie26
15 June 2015

Help with dark colours for weatherboard and colorbond house

Help with dark colours for weatherboard and colorbond house

Hi, I'm a bit nervous about picking colours for our house. I tend to prefer light colours, but as we have a fair bit of coal dust around, I'm going for darker colours to…

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Josie26
Jun 15, 2015 10:29 pm
swarmski
swarmski
5 June 2015

Anyone used Britedeck for their composite?

Anyone used Britedeck for their composite?

Has anyone on here used BriteDeck for their decking project? Their prices and product looks good, just wanting to hear some feedback on people who have installed…

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swarmski
Jun 05, 2015 11:46 am

Building a Brick Wood fired pizza oven takes a lot of time. In case if you are moving to another place then it will be really difficult for you to move brick WFPO. So I…

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Boesman
Jun 03, 2015 2:02 pm
Boesman
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 May 2015

NEW DECK

NEW DECK

We used what they call "clear" oil. I felt it did a good job and didn't slowly change the colour. It really brought the wood "out" - even pine. People often asked what…

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Saint Mike
May 20, 2015 9:16 am
Saint Mike
goody59
goody59
19 May 2015

Fencing potential dispute

Fencing potential dispute

Tell him you will go halves in a compliant fence but not halves in a noncompliant fence that may be ordered to be demolished.

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goody59
May 19, 2015 2:30 pm
goody59
alexvale
alexvale
17 May 2015

Sydney Pool Builders - Recommendations?

Sydney Pool Builders - Recommendations?

Hi all, We are completing a knock down rebuild in killarney heights nsw 2087 and looking to put in a concrete fully tiled pool Can anyone recommend local pool builders…

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alexvale
May 17, 2015 2:05 pm
cheapblinds
cheapblinds
12 May 2015

Retractable Roof Systems

Retractable Roof Systems

If you looking to cover an outdoor area but still require the sunlight to provide lighting I would highly recommend Retractable Roof Systems or Pergolas.....they are…

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cheapblinds
May 12, 2015 9:10 am
cheapblinds
davinci
davinci
11 May 2015

Rendering cost of courtyard walls

Rendering cost of courtyard walls

in Melb the av. sq rate is $45-$60 a sq

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davinci
May 11, 2015 11:33 am
davinci
timidwolf
timidwolf
10 May 2015

How many spigots are required to support a frameless panel

How many spigots are required to support a frameless panel

Hi all, I'm DIY a fully frameless glass pool fence. I have a question about the # of spigots for each panel. Usually it's 2. But I'm not sure if it's related to the size…

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timidwolf
May 10, 2015 11:51 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 May 2015

Patio - Glass panels

Patio - Glass panels

First rule is that you will need to get body corporate permission if you want to change anything on the outside of a unit - no ifs, buts or maybes. Secondly, I doubt any…

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Stewie D
May 06, 2015 3:20 pm
homesaw
homesaw
29 April 2015

Surface Water Drainage/Mould Inside Brickwork Subfloor HELP!

Surface Water Drainage/Mould Inside Brickwork Subfloor HELP!

My apologies for not getting back to you sooner, as I hadn't received any emails saying that someone had replied to my post. All fixed now!!! Thanks again for the great…

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homesaw
Apr 29, 2015 1:47 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
14 April 2015

Attaching pergola to steel framed house?

Attaching pergola to steel framed house?

Usually you would aim to fix the top of your pergola/verandah roof to the fascia. To be more exact, the rafters the end at the fascia. These are then connected with a…

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Adam.M
Apr 14, 2015 4:30 pm

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